Chronic Back Pain Specialist Humboldt TN

Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain.

Satish Odhav, MD
(731) 664-0002
371 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1986

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Simpson Bobo Tanner
(615) 322-3000
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Susan Kroop
(615) 322-3000
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Danl Alexander Birchmore, MD
1310 24th Ave S # 11A
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joseph Wilson Huston III, MD
(615) 340-4613
2410 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jacob Asher Aelion, MD
(731) 664-0002
731 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Tennessee Bowld, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Ut Medical Group Univ Physicians Foundation

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Charles Richard Arkin, MD
(901) 309-5000
540 Trinity Creek Cv
Cordova, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp -Memphi, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Rheumatology & Osteoporosis Center Of Memphis Pc

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Albertine De Wit, MD
(615) 928-3051
310 N State of Franklin Rd Ste 201
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Van Amsterdam, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Graduation Year: 1973

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Harry B Blumenfeld
(901) 761-2100
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Howard William Marker, MD
(901) 761-2100
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn; Baptist Mem Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Memphis Medical Specialists

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Chronic Back Pain

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Pain and anger seem to go hand in hand. Clinical research has shown that chronic low-back pain sufferers tend to have high levels of anger and that anger exacerbates the experience of pain. Now an innovative pilot study shows that loving-kindness meditation—a Buddhist technique for fostering love and transforming anger into compassion—can help reverse the cycle.

“Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain,” says Jim Carson, PhD, of the Duke University Medical Center and the study’s lead author.

The study tested an eight-week loving-kindness program for chronic low-back pain patients, who were randomly assigned to conventional care or the meditation intervention. The patients who used loving-kindness techniques showed significant improvements in their pain and psychological distress levels that correlated to the time spent practicing the meditation on any given day.

“I was somewhat surprised by how people, once they started using the methods, reported changes in their life and relationships,” Carson says. Who knows, showing a little bit of kindness and compassion may be the ultimate form of pain relief.

Elizabeth Marglin

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